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Die Walküre

Richard Wagner / RSNO / Sir Andrew Davis
Sunday 6 August 2017
Usher Hall

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis Conductor

Cast includes
Christine Goerke Brünnhilde
Amber Wagner Sieglinde
Karen Cargill Fricka
Simon O'Neill Siegmund
Bryn Terfel Wotan
Matthew Rose Hunding

Following last year’s Das Rheingold from Mariinsky Opera, the epic Die Walküre takes us deeper into Wagner’s vast mythological world in the second part of the International Festival’s four-year Ring cycle.

Revered British bass baritone Bryn Terfel as the desperate Wotan, celebrated US soprano Christine Goerke as the Valkyrie Brünnhilde and New Zealand tenor Simon O'Neill as Siegmund lead an exceptional international cast, with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by outstanding Wagnerian Sir Andrew Davis.

An all-powerful ring in the clutches of a jealous dragon. A forbidden love in defiance of the king of the gods. A warrior princess enchanted within a wall of magic fire.

Die Walküre tells a profoundly human story of mankind’s emotions, frailties and dramas, evoked in some of Wagner’s most powerful, memorable music, including the mighty ‘Ride of the Valkyries’.

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  • Language: 
    Sung in German with English supertitles
  • Running time: 
    4hrs 55mins approx (two intervals)


Usher Hall

Lothian Road

Supported by

Dunard Fund



Concert performance

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Sir Andrew Davis Conductor

Cast includes
Christine Goerke Brünnhilde
Amber Wagner Sieglinde
Karen Cargill Fricka
Simon O'Neill Siegmund
Bryn Terfel Wotan
Matthew Rose Hunding
Lee Bisset Gerhilde 
Elaine McKrill Ortlinde
Jennifer Johnston Waltraute
Claudia Huckle Schwertleite
Katherine Broderick Helmwige
Madeleine Shaw Siegrune
Judit Kutasi Grimgerde
Andrea Baker Rossweisse

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More information about some of the artists

Royal Scottish National Orchestra
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Sir Andrew Davis
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Christine Goerke
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Amber Wagner
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Karen Cargill

Simon O'Neill

Bryn Terfel
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Matthew Rose
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Die Walküre | The Times

August 8th 2017

an all-star cast and an orchestra playing out of its skin made for a terrific, complex concert performance of Wagner’s epic ★★★★★

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Review by: 

Richard Morrison
The Times

Die Walküre | The Scotsman

August 8th 2017

triumphant concert performance ★★★★★

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Review by: 

Susan Nickalls
The Scotsman

Die Walküre | The Herald

August 7th 2017

the orchestra was on stellar ensemble form throughout ★★★★★

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Review by: 

Keith Bruce
The Herald

Die Walküre | Bachtrack

August 7th 2017

I genuinely don’t remember seeing anything quite like it ★★★★★

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Review by: 

David Smythe

Die Walküre | Daily Mail

August 11th 2017

Four-year Cycle is a triumph ★★★★★

Review by: 

Tom Kyle
Daily Mail

Photo: Nigel Hughes

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book.

The 2018 International Festival will be available to browse online in the spring.


Grand circle: £60 £46 £38
Stalls: £60 £46 £38
Upper circle: £30 £25 £20
Organ gallery: £20

Current discounts

Under 18s: 50% OFF
Young Scot cardholders: 50% OFF